Summary: Great little camera. The best thing is the lens. 24 wide to over 700 mm tele in one lens, wow . . . the picture quality stays consistent though out the zoom setting. Does a decent job for the $$$.
Excerpt: - This was the best super-zoom camera for me until the arrival of HS20EXR. - Everything is perfect except for a slow-response but that is tolerable. - With proper handling and knowledge, you can't go wrong with HS10. - I can do difficult BIF, sports, low-light, macro. Name it, HS10 can do it. - For whiners, know your camera first before complaining. - It maybe slow in shot-to-shot delay and write times but that is tolerable.
Summary: The instruction manual leaves a lot to be desired. Jpegs are superb. RAW images show considerable distortion if you process them in anything other than the RAW File Converter application that is supposed to be supplied on the CD that comes with the camera, but wasn't. At least it wasn't if you're looking for the Mac version. I had to find and download the thing on my own. While it corrects the lens distortion, in all other respects, it is a mediocre RAW processor.
Summary: I've been using the camera for about a month now. As long as you are not expecting DSLR image quality or performance this camera is a good value. If you are the type who keeps the camera on "auto" all the time you won't get the best image quality. That said if you only make small prints or view your photos on a digital picture frame the image quality will probably be good enough.
Summary: just upgraded from Fuji 100fs. I like this camera a lot. Have powerfull lens, manual zoom, tons of settings, viefinder it one of the bad point, but dont use much, also manual zoom, kind of difficult. Macros habilities are superb. Auto modes give good results, just start playing with the manuals modes. I'm not a professional but like photography. I this it's good for the price and as bridge camera, nice features. Image quality seems good to me. recommended.
Update on print quality - loses one star, may lose more
Jon Norris, Amazon
18 November 2010
Summary: It has taken me a long time to do this review, for various reasons including weather and my schedule, but also because it is such a complex little beastie. This is an amazing little camera for the price, which is less than I paid for my first 3 megapixel camera ten years ago. I have uploaded several photos to demonstrate some of the capabilities of this camera, and all of the shots were taken before I read the CD-based pdf manual.
Summary: I've been waiting for this camera ever since I found out about it a month ago and flew down to the camera shop as soon as they told me it had arrived. I had read all the specs and seen the pics of the camera, and wanted to find out if it was all style and no substance, or if there really was a heart inside the beast.
Summary: Well...I did it! I made up my mind and purchased the Fujifilm Finepix HS10. After months of reviews, trials and testing, mainly between the HS10 the Sony HX1 and the Canon SX20 I spent the $500.00. First let me say the HX1 and the SX20 are great cameras and both offer things that should be incorporated into the HS10 and then again the HS10 has items that those cameras could use as well.
Summary: After owning the camera for about a month, time for a brief review. Like many of the prior reviewers, I struggled with image quality out of the box. Focus when at near max or max zoom is unreliable. Sometimes it comes out, sometimes not. Manual focus is good, but tough to zero in on due to less than great resolution of the screen and electronic viewfinder. But it does work. Complaints about the manual focus ring and zoom ring are not relevant to me.